AO On Site – New York: Knight’s Move at SculptureCenter, through July 26, 2010

May 9th, 2010

Uri Aran, All This Is Yours, (Detail), Mixed Media, 2010.

Over 900 people were in attendance at the opening last Sunday, May 2 for “Knight’s Move,” the new show at SculptureCenter, running through July 26, 2010. The exhibition brings together artists prominent to the dialog of New York’s recent past as well as those at the very beginning of their careers.  Curated by Fionn Meade, this survey of new sculpture in New York embodies an informed yet playful and questioning view of the contemporary.  Working within this theme, the exhibition’s title refers to the chess piece whose move is tactical, stealthy, and surprising.

The exhibited artists include Uri Aran, David Brooks, Nikolas Gambaroff, Tamar Halpern, Alex Hubbard, Esther Kläs, Daniel Lefcourt, Joanna Malinowska, Ohad Meromi, Virginia Poundstone, Cassie Raihl, Erin Shirreff, Alexandre Singh, Matt Sheridan Smith, Mika Tajima, Tom Thayer, Sara VanDerBeek, and Allyson Vieira.

No Neck Blues Band performs on David Brook’s installation in SculptureCenter courtyard. All opening images by Su Beyazit, courtesy of SculptureCenter.

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The opening kicked off with a performance by the No Neck Blues Band. Stalwarts of the experimental music scene, the seven-member music collective also known as NNCK punctuated the reception with futuristic sounds and ritual improvisation.

To accompany the exhibition, performance programs have been organized in collaboration with New York-based curator and writer Jay Sanders.  The events hope to redirect, overlap, and amplify the work on view. For a list of events, visit the SculptureCenter’s events page. SculptureCenter is located on 44-19 Purves St. in Long Island City, open Thurs – Mon 12 -6.

Crowd outside SculptureCenter during the opening reception.

Art critics Paddy Johnson and Jerry Saltz

Executive Director Mary Ceruti (center) with James and Stephania McClennen

Gallerists Lisa Cooley (center), Leslie Fritz (right) and friend

Jay Sanders and curator Anthony Huberman

Writer/curator Warren Niesluchowski and artist Joanna Malinowska

SculptureCenter Executive Director Mary Ceruti (center) with artists Lucy Skaer and Mika Tajima

– J. Lindblad

Related Links:
Exhibition Website